Sometimes small things produce big differences. Saccharides include starches, sugars and cellulose. What difference is there in these materials made of such similar starting materials?
Many think that “New is better.” In technology, such thinking often proves true. But is it always the case? No. Consider pharmacology. New drugs promise improved health, a better quality of life. Yet negative side effects, some not having had sufficient time to surface, may discourage a medication’s use, perhaps even warranting its removal from […]
Mosquitoes lay their eggs in water. But to them, not all water was created the same. They have preferences. Do these preferences involve leaf infusions?
A superfund site? Sometimes nature, coupled with man’s technology, greed, and politics, can produce a tragedy that becomes an inescapable part of history.
Among blood-sucking insects, the bed bug has not been accused of being a vector of disease – transmitting disease to human hosts. Why is that so?
The Giant Hogweed is a hot topic in the U.S., U.K. and Europe, as well it should be! The chemistry of this plant produces horrific blisters that can kill.
Moisture condenses onto glass, forming condensation droplets. What forces are at work in their formation, in their combining, and in their disruption?
Chemistry has been praised and it has been condemned. What about in the case of organophosphates? Is this better living through chemistry?
There are various methodologies for chemical separation and purification. Two of these are fractional crystallization and fractional distillation.
Sugarcane is harvested, crushed, the juice collected and converted to raw sugar. Is cane juice crystallization to raw sugar a chemical or a physical change?